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Experience Southbank with holiday homes to rent

Melbourne is one of the most populous and exciting cities in Victoria and all of Australia, but one central neighbourhood here stands out among the crowd. The idyllic area of Southbank is becoming an increasingly popular destination for travellers looking for holiday homes to rent. By exploring this waterfront hub you can enjoy urban attractions like restaurants and retailers along with more unique points of interest all along the Yarra River.

History

Historical sites near Southbank holiday homes

Southbank has undergone a lot of renovation recently, but there are still quite a few significant historical sites near your holiday accommodation. The National Gallery of Victoria dates back to the 19th century and still functions as a brilliant art gallery. You can also visit the Victoria Barracks, a Renaissance Revival-style structure that acted as the command centre for Australian forces during World War II. Several businesses operate it now but it’s still open to visitors. The Malthouse Theatre opened in the 1980s but the building itself dates back to the 1890s.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Southbank

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Southbank has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Albert Park Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Southbank

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Southbank is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Luna Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Alexandra Gardens (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Birrarung Marr Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Treasury Gardens (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Southbank

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 12.4 mi (20 km) away.

How to get around

Transport to Southbank holiday homes

Getting to Southbank is easy. You can get to holiday homes here from virtually anywhere in the world thanks to Melbourne’s own international airport. Whether you’re flying across the country or across oceans, Southbank is just a short trip from the airport by SkyBus or car hire. Several train lines also lead into Melbourne from surrounding communities that converge at Southern Cross Station. Flinders Street Station is the closest to Southbank, however, so head there for the shortest walk. An underground rail system provides transportation through the city itself, though most Southbank locations are walkable from your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family-friendly fun near Southbank holiday homes

Southbank offers many family-friendly attractions so don’t hesitate to bring the whole family to local holiday homes. You can visit Galactic Circus to enjoy a spot of bowling along with laser tag and arcade games. This location is open 7 days a week as well, so you and your family can enjoy this indoor interactive theme park at any time. For more adrenaline-fueled fun you can try Rap Jumping, which is essentially abseiling down the side of a building. The minimum age requirement is 7, so kids and adults alike can conquer their fear of heights with the help of trained instructors. Southbank is also home to Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, where your kids can see a wide variety of creatures including sharks and stingrays along with a 360-degree oceanarium area.

Where to stay near Southbank?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,944 holiday rentals near Southbank. From 1,460 Condos/Apartments to 339 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Southbank for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Southbank?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Southbank. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Malthouse Theatre: 2,192 holiday rentals
  • Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA): 2,163 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,160 holiday rentals
  • St. Kilda Beach: 2,175 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 2,170 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southbank listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Southbank?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,460 Condos/Apartments in Southbank. Our other popular types of Southbank holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 339 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 68 holiday houses
  • Studios: 1,491 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Southbank?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 570 holiday homes with pool available in Southbank. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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